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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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March 6, 1996                            Page 5B


mr. houston erwin


            Mr. Houston Erwin, 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 1996.

Mr. Erwin was born in Union County, Georgia, on March 6, 1910, a son of the late Benjamin Erwin and Murphy Jones Erwin.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  Mr. Erwin was of the Methodist Faith (sic).  His wife, Mrs. Mildred Gay Erwin, preceded him in death, and also a granddaughter, Heather Lynn Bernard, preceded him in death. 

            Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Charles Bernard, of Athens, Georgia, and daughter Carol MacChiarella, of Florida; two sisters, Ann Burgess of Cleveland, Georgia, and Ellen Nix, of Blairsville, Georgia; grandchildren: Eric Bernard of Athens, and Selma Goetz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grand son in law, Paul Goetz also of Milwaukee.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Robert Quinnelly officiating.  Members of the North Georgia Honor Guard served as pallbearers and also presented Military Honors.  Interment was in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.